The Drama of Masculinity and Medieval English Guild Culture

  • Authors
  • Christina¬†M.¬†Fitzgerald

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Christina M. Fitzgerald
    Pages 1-12
  3. Christina M. Fitzgerald
    Pages 13-39
  4. Christina M. Fitzgerald
    Pages 95-144
  5. Christina M. Fitzgerald
    Pages 145-164
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 165-214

About this book


This study argues that late medieval English 'mystery plays' were about masculinity as much as Christian theology, modes of devotion, or civic self-consciousness. Performed repeatedly by generations of merchants and craftsmen, these Biblical plays produced fantasies and anxieties of middle class, urban masculinity, many of which are familiar today.


argue Christian theology consciousness culture drama English Jesus Christ Medieval English Medieval Literature Middle Ages play theology

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